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A bOOK OF POEMS BUTTERCUPS AND DASIES.
"NEW FOLDER



Copyright Mary Ann Mc Phedran 2015



No part of this book shall be copied or changed without

authorisation from the author.

































When I was a child



I would wander



Over fields and meadows near my home



Amongst the wild grass and flowers



I would roam



Oh how the hours would pass



Making buttercups and daisy chains





All dressed up to visit the past



To those meadows and long grass



In place are buildings tall and drab



Live children vast



Where the wildflowers no longer grow



And they have nowhere else to go



And they have nowhere else to go.













Contents. Chapters 0-78



When I was A Child 0

Hooray It's Halloween 1- 78 -



































































































5





         

Hooray it's Halloween guising going door to door



All souls day remember our friends who are here no

Halloween

more



Laughing and being merry at the party



Lots of gifts I've been given today



On this day, they say, all spooks come out to play



Witches on broomsticks fly away



Everyone having a jolly good time fancy dress and a glass of wine.



Empty graves the souls have gone to a walk about



Now it's over and I go to bed planning next year’s event in my head





























6



By The Mountain





The lake below



Mountain waterfall's flow



Nature’s greenery



Sets the scenery



Reflections of beauty shows



A warm breeze blows



And Gods creation glows



7





Bound Together





Like two roses



Entwined together



Our Love is bound



No matter what the weather



We cling through winds that blow



And strive to whatever life throws



Until God decides one to let go



Left is one solitary rose



8



A View with Nature





On a summers day



Looking out over yonder



I stop to ponder



And take in the view in front of me.



The fields are squares of green



And there's the church steeple



It stands straight as a needle



And here is the meadow in front of me



Long grass and



And one old tree





























9







Fun at the Fair







I had fun at the fair yesterday



A wrist band



Is how I chose to pay?



The rides were so scary



I began to pray



The pirate ship swinging with a dip



Then climbed so high



Up to the sky



Down to and fro



I had such a thrill



Shall I have I have another go?



Oh yes I will





10



Wedding Vows





I in a little chapel



On this special day



We stood at the alter



Fifty years past



We took our wedding vows



And swore they would last



We will gather together



On this special day



To celebrate with



FRIENDS and FAMILY





***









Two Little Frogs



Two little frogs came to visit my garden today



They were leaping about and having a play



They gave me a fright and I let out a scream



Now the two little frogs are nowhere to be seen



I've looked the bushes and looked in the grass



But no tittle frogs and I feel such an ass



Because two little frogs came to visit me today



And I have frightened them a way



12



Believe





Believe in my ability to write



Endless criticism I will accept



Loyal opinions from other I'll heed



Individual persuasion and confidence I need



Everyone's help I will never neglect



Vivid imagery and creative I write



Every belief that success is in sight





13



The view





The view from my window

Is a wonderful sight

Morning noon or night



The trees can be seen

Their leaves are

A luscious green

On their branches

  The blossoms are bright



Across the garden fence,

A sunflower peeps through]

And it’s taller than me or you



In the distance fields

The farmer's seed he sows

And his crops grow

Row by row.



In the evening

When the sun goes down

And the clouds go drifting by

Darkness falls

Then stars light up the sky























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Dark



And the sky is turning black



The branches on the tree are Bare



And there is no one to be seen anywhere



There all indoors keeping warm



Log fires and slippers on



Curled in their favourite chair



No sign of darkness any where 

15





Christmas







The snow is in the ground

And tree tops sparkle and white

A new day has adorned

Baby Jesus has just been born



Hush my child do not fret

Up in the sky

A star

Will guide mankind to where you are



Children's toys on the floor

It's too cold to play outdoors

Mama is in the kitchen

Preparing the festive spread

All her favourite recipes are in her head



The Christmas tree in the corner

Stands sparkly and looking grand

All of these things we do on Christmas day

To welcome Jesus into our homes to stay.



16

The Mill

The old mill still stands



Its propellers no longer go

And all around the weeds do grow



Orange sky up above



The mill stands all aglow



Lights up the history



When once it was working long ago



And the propellers round and round would go







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Run Run Run Your Work Is Done





A picture of beauty



What a sight



Standing tall



Black as night



A coat that shines



And then he whines



In the field the horse stands



A powerful figure



And looking grand



Enjoy the freedom



Your working days are over



Your retirement just began



Run run with all you might



A powerful sight is the horse



With his coat as black as night 

18





The waterfall





I walk along the path



That leads to the waterfall



In autumn with winds that gently blow



The gentle breeze in your hair



And branches on the trees will soon be bare



The colours of nature all around



And the beauty is magnified



With the roaring sound



As the water falls over rock on to the ground’s



























19

I remember



I wander by the old oak tree

Me my husband and me and family

I see your initials on the tree

And I remember

When it was just you and me



On the branch we would swing

Over the river

And sometimes fall in

The memories come flashing back

And reality stop me in my tracks



I have a husband

You have a wife

But as I pass the old Oak tree

A little spark returns to me



































20







Click Click Click 1 2 3





Wherever you be

you will find my camera and me

click click click

Pictures one two three



Pictures of rivers

or a tree

And even a picture of me

click click click

One two three



at a wedding

I clicked the bride to be

and a car in flames

the picture I claimed

Click click click

Once again



wherever I be you will hear

Click click

one two three

































21





The Dream





I had a dream last night



Not the kind



That gives you a fright



This dream was like a story book



To read the pages



Peep inside and take a look



In a little red house



Far inside the woods



Lived the fairy Queen



She wore a dress



One half red



The other half green



A handsome Prince by her side



Her soldier



He guards his bride



Fairies and elves all reside



Inside a giant mushroom they hide



A turtle dove



To pledge there love



Now go to bed and dream this book



Open the page and have a look



22





The log Cabin





It was quite late in the evening when I arrived at the log cabin. The sun was just going down and a blanket of black clouds was floating by displaying cracks of orange colour between them. I hauled my fishing tackle from the car into the cabin. It was still summer time and in no need for a fire. I took a rug from the cupboard, and spread it over the settee in case it turned chilly.



I walked down the wooden deck leading to the water, to see the sun set and feel the warm breeze on my face. The reflection of the fir trees, the weeping willow all looked pretty, on the water. It was just like a looking glass. I rolled my trousers to my knees and removed my socks and shoes. I sat on the edge of the decking and dangled my feet in the water. I was at peace with myself, and looking at my reflection in the water, I looked like Huckleberry Fin. I was happy and I soaked up the atmosphere of the evening





23



Purple Pansies







My yellow and purple pansies



how well you have grown



summers gone



in my tubs and still your blooms are shown



on a winter’s day



when all the other plants have gone



your beauty excels far beyond





24



Sacred Heart





Oh Lord your heart



Burns with love



Your arms open out to me each day



And in return I will pray



For peace to return in the world today.



Oh sacred Heart Your heart's on fire



The love you give and peace you desire



But still we complain and then we maim



And go to war once again.



Oh sacred Heart I pray each day



That our love for you will never stray



Written by M a McPhedran















Blue Sunset



In my mind I can see



A place where



I'm longing to be



To see the sunset rise



And sit beneath the palm tree



To see them gently blow



To feel the warm breeze on my face



This place I'm longing to go



And see its colours blaze



On the water its beauty shows





26





Kindle My Love



Kindle my love





The fire has gone





Ignite the flame



that once kept



Me warm.



Stir the excitement



Waken the thrill



Stimulate your passion



because I love you still

























27





Christmas







Children love Christmas day

Happy Christmas you will hear them say

Remember the child that was born

In a stable in Bethlehem and a bright star shone

Saviour sent from God on a cold and winter's morn

To save the world from the devil's scorn

Merry Christmas it's time to rejoice

And Christmas eve all the children will pray

Santa will bring toys on Christmas day



Rocky Coast





With cliffs so high



In shades of night



A purple sky



All alone I wander by



I hear the gulls



Their distant cry



From the shore below



Across the sea where gentle waves flow.



In shades of night and purple glow.





































28





When entwined



the love we make

so passionate

Intimacy

is my desire

your warmth

and tenderness

with

every touch

sets my body on fire

the frenzy

madness

engaged in sweet

Ecstasy

















29













The Bench Beneath the Tree



Can we go and sit

On the bench beneath our tree

The time is right

On this fine summers night.



We can take bottle of wine

And talk about old times

We can fill two glasses

And toast to you and me



Come and sit beneath our tree

And take a trip down memory lane

Talk about our memories

When I was a girl and you a boy

And life was full of joy.







30



New Year





New Year we celebrate with a glass of wine



Ending the old year when the town clock chimes



Welcome let the party begin



Your friends are all gathered round to celebrate



Endless resolutions that we make



And their all right for a little while and then we break



Remember the old year that has gone out and the new one begins





31



Nowhere



Down and down

The road to nowhere



But when I hit

Rock bottom

On this rocky road

There is one road left



And that is up and up

And climb above

The rocky road

And go somewhere.







32



A summer’s day 







A country road



You and I would meet



We wandered through



The avenue of trees



And listened to



A slight rustle



From the leaves



Of a gentle breeze



From the wind that blows



























33



Travel

I feel like boarding a train

And travel around

Destiny to anywhere

I will meet exotic people

Some of them just plain

We will have interesting conversations

But most of all

I will be free just to be me.













34

My Triumph Motor Bike

I once had a Triumph motor bike



In my leathers I was quite a sight



The wind in my hair



No helmet would I wear



Full throttle out



I rode up and down



The country and round about



Burning rubber



Until my engine burnt out













35

We Quarrel

We quarrel

At once we

Regret

We are both

Too stubborn

to Forget



We rake up

things that happened

in the past

Sending our friendship

Downhill

fast

When the day’s end

Comes in sight

And both

too stubborn

To say goodnight



Then in the darkness

I pray

God will grant us

Another day

To put things right.







































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On a Summers Day





On a summers day



A country road



You and I would meet



We wandered through



The avenue of trees



And listened to



Gentle rustle



Of the leaves



You and I together



Down the road



Hand in hand would go



In love



With eyes that shine



And two hearts



In perfect rhythm



Together beat.



































37







Calm after the Storm





We had a ragging row last night



It was such a terrible fight



And we're both too stubborn



To put things right



But come evening and on to night



Before we shut our eyes real tight



We have to make up



To be calm after the storm



Cuddle up and keep each other warm 



38





Magnify your profile



Always looking grand



Grand gestures you make when you converse



Noble in your mannerisms



Imposing wherever you can find an audience



From every angle you look gorgeous



Careful with your clothes and dress smartly



Elegant when you glide across the dance floor



Never forgetting your manners



To find this gorgeous man will someone help me to look?























































39



Christmas

has come and gone

and

a New Year has just adorned

It's

time to move on

New

seasons will begin

spring

is

just around the corner.

Clear

your dead flower borders.

Plant life will soon begin

and

Blossoms will flow

from

trees like snowflakes

Birds

a

new season will adorn

SPRING





40







Travel Around





I feel like boarding a train

And travel around



Destiny to anywhere



I will meet exotic people



Some of them just plain



We will have interesting conversations



But most of all



I will be free just to be me.







41







My Maker



My God you are my maker



All that I am I owe to you



King of all other beings



Every script I write you are the author of my inspiration



Remembering what you gave to the world



Offering my love in return



For peace I will pray



My adoration and devotion I kneel to thee.





































42

My Love for You



A mountain



I will climb 



To prove my love to you



My feelings for you



Will never stop



From the highest tree



Branch to branch



I will hop

















































43



New Year





New Year’s Day



Has just adorned

         

And a pleasant morn



I've had a few maybe 1 2 3



But there are no pink elephants



That I can see



My friends have just left





44





Valentine





We have been together many years



Been through hard times floods of tears



Happy and sad times

 

  We faced together

     

Now in our golden Years



Retirement fun and leisure



Forever you're my valentine





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Sunrise







In the morning



When we are still in bed



On the sea



A golden colour you spread



Many people come

to see



This wondrous sight



You display



At daybreak of their day





























































47



What will this year bring





It's time to reflect



What will this year bring 



Will it bring me respect?



Or will it reject



I can't sit and worry all day here



I think it's time to have another beer



So my friends I wish you good cheer



And a very happy new year.





48





A Breath of spring





It's time



To open your eyes



And look around you





The trees are budding



There are wonderful things



Happening on the ground



There's little shoots taking root



And the daffodils are on show



Birds are singing at dawn



There's fragrance have adorned 



Spring has just been born.





49





Ask and You Will Receive





Ask and you will receive



Said the lord



When we are worried

and in stress



To our faith in God

we turn

a miracle we expect



Other times



Our faith in God we tend to neglect 



50



Life Flashes



Life has its ups and down



Sometimes it lets you down



Flashes warnings



And pleasure mornings







Flashes of the sun 



Up or down



Will you laugh?



Or will you frown







Flashes of life



You have no say



Is it pleasure or misery?







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Travelling



I feel like boarding a train



And travel around



Destiny to anywhere



I will meet exotic people



Some of them just plain



We will have interesting conversations



But most of all



I will be free just to be me.











































55







Hogmanay



Up in bonny Scotland



We are about celebrate



A most important holiday



It will be a very special event.



Every nook and cranny will cleaned



The furniture will have a special gleam



On the eve of the day



We call it Hogmanay





























53



MOTHER



My Mother wrapped me

In a blanket soft and warm

When I was first born

And she laid me

To suckle on her breast

Kept me nicely dressed

Mother you did your best



The sickness and turmoil in your head

Lying in a hospital bed

Your strength you could not keep

With

Pain and worry so deep

To where her child will sleep

When the light goes out for keeps



All these things I think today

And I have turned out OK

I love you with every breath I take

Remembering you every day.





















Distant Clouds

Distant clouds go rolling by



Away up in the sky



The hills are far down below



Where trees stand and rivers flow



Little houses dotted all around



And people live on the ground



With busy lives they rush to and fro



Children playing beneath sunshine's glow



Where beauty pleases the naked eye



And distant clouds go rolling by



























54





Christmas



It's that time again

We rush around

And never stop

Long queues

We join in the shops

Presents for the children

On Christmas day

Unwrapping and paper everywhere

Cooking and preparing

The turkey spread

But before we eat

Please bow your head

It's time to pray

And remember why we celebrate

Christmas day.





















55



Help Me Bare My Cross





Dear God help to carry my cross



Whenever I'm down  give me strength



To shoulder my problems like you



When I'm sick and there's no hope



Help me to be strong and soldier on



And when I awake help me to serve you



with every breath I take



Until you call me to come home



Help me to bear my cross wherever I roam.



56





It’s Not Your Fault





Always pleading you're innocent



Must be someone else to blame



Ending with your character unblemished



Leaving the wrong for someone else to put right.



Endless pleading of your not guilty



Someone else has to accept the consequences



Some other person started the fight

































































57



The Traveller





The old man he travels



All around the city he goes



He sits in the park to rest



The sun on his face



Before traveling at a steady pace



His trusty dog by his side



Tramping around along the road



An old bus shelter is his humble abode



They have tramped about shared peoples scorn



And lie side by side keeping each other warm.























Summer Days



Summer days and leisure hours



In the garden I roam around the flowers



Winding my time away



On a lazy sunshine day.



And that silly old ant



Munches a leaf on my plant



The bumble bee



Is buzzing by the apple tree



Cool drinks on a tray



Is How I like to spend my summer day

























58







My Expensive Umbrella



I looked in a shop window today



Bright rain wear is on display



It has rain coats and wellingtons



With matching hats of yellow and blue



One product stood out from the rest



An umbrella on display is best.



It's bright and colourful from the rest



It had bands of yellow, red, and blue



It is nice but expensive to



Your price tag is too high  for me to own you



But temptation has been put in my way



So in I went and bought you today



And now I'm left with no pay





































59





Ask and You Will Receive



Ask and you will receive



Said the lord



when we are worried



and in stress



to our faith in God



we turn



a miracle we expect



other times

our faith in God we tend to neglect

































Old





I have reached the stage and you can call me old



But it has it's vantages, and I can be bold



Wear loud coloured clothes when I dress



Chat at the corner of the street



And I don't need to know who ever I meet



But during the long winter nights



Too cold to walk and take in the sights



So nothing left but to go to my bed



Read a book before I lay down my head.





























60





Dreams





When I go to my bed

I have haunted dreams

Inside my head

Horrible faces from the dead

My eyes I close real tight

And pray to God to hear my plight

To come to me in the night

And banish the faces from my sight.





































































61



The lonesome traveller

Walks many a town

In all kinds of weather

He travels around



His feet and the road meet

As he tramps the street

Taking shelter where found

He sleeps on the ground



On a park bench he'll ponder

With food wrapped in foil

Before the road takes him yonder

To labour and toil





He travels around

From morning till late

On and on

Till he meets heaven's gate



























































62





Help Me Bear My Cross





Dear God help to carry my cross



Whenever I'm down give me strength



To shoulder my problems like you



When I'm sick and there's no hope



Help me to be strong and soldier on



And when I awake help me to serve you



With every breath I take

   

Until you call me to come home



Help to bear my cross wherever I roam. 



63



When I was a child



I would roam



and run wild



No worries to fret about



Time to run play



scream and shout



Ramble over fields and dales



Fishing nets and water pails 

64



The Evening Light.



  I return to the shore



In the evening light



When the sun goes down



And I admire



This wonderful sight



A splash of red explodes



All through the sky



A soothing



Moment of calmness



And peace is displayed.





65



Winter is here



In your boots out in the snow

Nothing to stop you having fun

Tree tops are sparkly and white

Everything looking bright

Remember to wrap up warm

Dangerous for the elderly

And it's too cold for them to go outside

Your help will make them smile

Some hot drink will keep them in the pink



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Travelling



Puff train Puff train

Where are you bound?

Your wheels go round

And round



You leave

Smokey trail

Puff puff puff

All along the rail



And your wheels

Go round and round

They hammer on the rails

Chicado chicado chicado

And your horn blows 



67



Oh beautiful tree



On this fine spring morning



Tall and mighty you stand



When spring is dawning



Your blossoms and colour on show



In the gentle breeze



In winds that blow



Your delicate petals flow around



Like snowflakes they fall to the ground.



And bright green leaves in place will spring



And once again the birds on your tree will sing.











































68



Light is Your Touch



The sweet light touch of your embrace



I love the soft smile upon your face



We have been together for many years



There has been good times and bad



And sometimes sad



But our love is strong



Nobody can compare our special bond



It will go on and on and on





























































69



Easter day



Come out and pray



On this bright fine morning



The Son of God has risen



A beautiful gift he has given



Your sins have been ridden



At a price he did pay



Everyone enjoy your Easter season





































































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My Teddy Bears







Me and my teddy bear



We travel together everywhere



To see the cow



That jumped over the moon



And had a laugh with dish and the spoon



And followed the pied Piper



But not very far



And had a ride in Toddy’s red car



Now it's time to close my story book



Tomorrow me and my Teddy



Will have another look.









































71





Nature’s Green



A beautiful spot I have ever seen

Is nature's ever green

Trees and shrubs planted from

The road near by

On the banks and towering high



The conifers and fir trees

Sway gently in the breeze

Dotted between blue skies are clouds

On high

To create a misty scene



On the paths below

Where people go and rivers flow

Are grasses green and wild flower’s grow



























































72



Who Walks who





I had a pet dog

His name was Rex

All white

And very Good looking

Through the door

He would escape

Sometime during the day

Other times very late

I have climbed over fences

To bring him back

But my little Rex

He is very smart

And in my pyjamas

I looked a right tart

I bribed him with treats

And cookies too

But my little Rex

Says I’m having fun with you

























































73

My Granny and Me by the Sea





A day by the sea



There was my Granny, and me



A little yellow hut



Some sticky buns



And a cup of tea



Me on the sand



With my bucket and spade



And Granny, she sat in the shade



Oh how I would like to be



As it was by the sea



In the little yellow hut



By the sea



With my granny and me









74





Daisy Chains



When I was a child



I would wander



Over fields and meadows near my home



Amongst the wild grass and flowers



I would roam



Oh how the hours would pass



Making buttercups and daisy chains





All dressed up to visit the past



To those meadows and long grass



In place are buildings tall and drab



Live children vast



Where the wildflowers no longer grow



And they have nowhere else to go.





75



When I was a child



I would roam



and run wild



No worries to fret about



Time to run play



scream and shout



Ramble over fields and dales



Fishing nets and water pails





76

Nature’s evergreen



Beautiful spot I have ever seen

Is nature's evergreen

Trees and shrubs planted from

The road near by

On the banks and towering high



The conifers and fir trees

Sway gently in the breeze

Dotted between blue skies are clouds on high

To create a misty scene



On the paths below

Where people go and rivers flow

Are grasses greens where wild flowers grow?













77

Pavement Artist



On the pavement he sits



With chalks in his hand



He draws and colours



Pictures so grand.



Churches, ships,



And even an alligator



Money in a pot



He will spend it later.



Down comes the rain



from his drawings



He will refrain



Now the pavement is empty



And all clean again













































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Lost



Huddled on a blanket



In an old shop door



His eyes have a look of despair



And he knows he is going nowhere



His life is going downhill fast



With his cup in his hand



Begging for a fix



Another wrap will do the trick



Then his eyes will open no more.
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